What’s In My Makeup Bag? Summer 2019

rodial airbrush foundation brush

I’ll start this post with a bit of an emergency bargain announcement, because it might not be around for long and you’ll kick yourselves if you miss it. The Rodial Airbrush, an amazing luxury foundation brush with a dome-shaped head and firm, densely-packed bristles is – at time of writing – £10 instead of £50.

Buy the Rodial foundation brush here*

Every time I feature this brush I have dozens of people asking where it’s from and I always feel slightly guilty that it’s so expensive, so this discount is a bit of a gift from above. Whether they’re discontinuing it (I bloody hope not!) or its just a flash sale, 80% off is not to be sniffed at. You can find the Air Brush on the Rodial website here*.

Read my original review of The Airbrush here

ruth crilly makeup video

Moment of beauty hysteria over, I can tell you more calmly about the other items that are in my summer makeup bag. If you’re an avid IGTV viewer (that’s Instagram videos, to those who refuse to be sucked into the social media vortex) you’ll have already seen the Maybelline Dream Urban Cover in action and I did a little look with the brilliant new NARS Voyageur eye palettes only last week. For lips, Charlotte Tilbury’s new Hot Lips 2, for cheeks, Trinny London’s cream blush in Electra.

There are other beauty heroes included, namely the Dior Pump n Volume mascara that seems to be unbeatable for thick, lacquered lashes and the Invisible Bronze bronzer from Bare Minerals, but overall it’s really quite a tight edit. Summer essentials that perform so well you won’t be looking to change things up anytime soon…

You can find a product shortlist beneath the video pane, but I always find that it’s better to watch first and click later. Although I have quite a bit to get through in a short space of time, I do usually show each product in a bit of detail – how it applies, how the shade looks on my skintone, what the finish is like and so on. (What I’m trying to say is just watch the bloody video. Ha.)

Jolene Dress from Hush*: http://tidd.ly/36e3f69a

Maybelline Dream Urban Cover SPF50 (I use shade 116)*: https://bit.ly/2HqGsSq

L’Oreal Pro Glow review

Bare Minerals Invisible Bronze in Tan*: http://bit.ly/2RgsFBn

Guerlain Route des Indes Bronzer*:  http://bit.ly/2Yyb6iH

Trinny London Electra Blush*: http://bit.ly/2Yx0Abx

NARS Voyaguer Palettes*: https://bit.ly/2XHt7xW

Dior Pump n Volume Mascara*: http://bit.ly/2FSJvS1

Glossier Boy Brow*: http://bit.ly/2FrfLf6

Glossier Brow Flick*: http://bit.ly/2ZJ2Tsc

Charlotte Tilbury JK Magic Lipstick*: http://bit.ly/31G69q5

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  1. Sharon
    July 13, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    Bought the brush, which came today. Thank you…haven’t used it yet, but it feels like a dream!

  2. Kerry
    July 12, 2019 / 8:39 am

    Hi Ruth how does the Dior mascara compare with the Hourglass Caution one which I love?!
    Thanks for the video, loved it as usual.

    • July 12, 2019 / 11:33 am

      I think it’s thicker. Claggier. But I like that. : )

      • Kerry
        July 12, 2019 / 1:30 pm

        Oooh thanks. I feel a purchase coming on!

  3. July 10, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    This is the first time I’ve properly watched one of your videos and I loved it so much. You come across really natural and not fake like a lot of other YouTubers and bloggers I see online. Your summer makeup bag sounds awesome and the Rodial foundation brush is calling my name right now… I’m so happy I watched your video!

    • July 11, 2019 / 8:28 am

      Oh thanks Sarah! Welcome to a whole new world of randomness! : )

  4. Mina Zohra Dalager Jensen
    July 10, 2019 / 4:32 pm

    Thx for sharing the offer Ruth – had to buy both the powder brush and the foundation brush – and now I’m regretting not getting two of each

  5. Jen
    July 10, 2019 / 12:07 pm

    You made me buy ALL the Rodial brushes that are on sale!!! Ok, I’ll calm down and watch the video now…

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